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Barcelona 'open to offering five players to sign Lautaro Martinez'

Barcelona ‘open to offering five players including Arthur and Arturo Vidal in order to secure move for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez’ as LaLiga giants step up pursuit

  • Barcelona are ready to offer five players in order to sign Lautaro Martinez
  • The Catalan giants are looking at ways to reduce their mammoth wage bill
  • However, the Inter Milan star still remains a key target once the window reopens
  • Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Nelson Semedo are some of the names being offered up
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Barcelona are ready to offer up to five players in order to secure the signing of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, according to reports in Italy.

The Catalan giants are looking to offload several stars in order to reduce their mammoth wage bill, especially given the current economical crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And according to Corriere dello Sport via CalcioMercato, Barcelona will look to kill two birds with one stone by offering Inter Arturo Vidal, Arthur Melo, Jean-Clair Tobido, Carles Alena and Nelson Semedo in a deal for Martinez.

Barcelona are ready to offer five players in order to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez

Arturo Vidal (left), Nelson Semedo (right) and Arthur Melo could be offered up to Inter

Barca have been linked with a move for Martinez in recent months as they reportedly see him as the man to take over from Luis Suarez.

Recent reports also suggest that the Argentine striker has already agreed to a big-money contract at the Nou Camp but still have to negotiate any deal with the San Siro outfit first.

Inter are keen on a cash-only deal and are ready to reject anything that doesn’t meet their £103million release clause.

Barcelona are hoping that the surplus of players could tempt Inter into accepting, given Antonio Conte has shown interest in bringing Vidal to the club in the winter window.


Tobido (L) and Alena (R) were loaned out after both struggled to break into the starting XI

Inter manager Antonio Conte has previously been linked with Barca midfielder Arturo Vidal

While Vidal, Arthur and Semedo are first-team regulars, the same cannot be said for Tobido and Alena.

Barcelona loaned Tobido and Alena out in January after both struggled to break into the starting XI.

And it looks like more than five players could be leaving the club in a summer exodus, with Antoine Griezmann, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho , Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite are being linked with the Nou Camp exit. 





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